The Lamp of Memory

John Ruskin overturned Victorian society's ideas about art and architecture, arguing that ancient buildings must be conserved for their deep, mystical links with the past and that creative design is essential - not for financial gain, but to communicate eternal human truths.Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them.

Genre
Non-fiction
Topics
architecture, art history, Conduct of life, lake district, Ruskin, social theory, Victorian England
Publisher
Penguin
Author
John Ruskin
Format
Paperback
ISBN
0141036672 (find on Amazon)

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